Kick It With Donna episode 55 – Gratefulness Lives!: Life is a give…
Thanksgiving is here! We could be grateful everyday, but sometimes we forget.
Show Notes: Thanksgiving is when we are obligated to give thanks even if we don’t feel like it. You’re going to have family and maybe even some friends over to eat the turkey, stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. The problem is sometimes your family or friends aren’t in their happy place so they make the dinner a stressful and unwelcome event. Damn, I went through all this work and, instead of feeling thankful, I’m annoyed. What is one to do??
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy the all the work that goes into making this event happen. What you don’t enjoy is the lack of appreciation for your effort. Or, you have one family member that sucks all the oxygen out of the room with their negativity or bad attitude. Every family has their own dynamic. You may not be able to do anything about that one family member’s bad attitude that day. However, you do have choices. You could choose to not have the dinner ay your house one year. If anyone asked why, you could tell them why. You could choose to take a vacation so you can eat your dinner in peace. Would these choices have any effect on the following year? Maybe. Maybe not. But you will have made your point. Setting healthy boundaries works for everyone.
The whole idea of choosing is to give you the Thanksgiving Day you deserve, not one you will regret. The bottom line is that you want to be grateful for your family and friends. For the children you have, the food you eat, the job you have, the house you live in.